RE: New Dell Bios rendered XPS desktop unusable
You sure took a drastic step by reinstalling Windows because there were still other things to try first, beyond what I'd posted. And I sure hope your personal files are backed up on external media because they'll be erased by the fresh install.
You're going to have 100's of Windows 7 updates to install once the OS install finishes. So be sure to get those done right away. And then you're going to have to reinstall all your apps too.
(Re)Installing Windows doesn't change BIOS settings. The OS installation will use whatever settings are in BIOS to determine how things get installed, not the other way around. This assumes those BIOS settings are compatible with the hardware that's in the PC.
Post back and let us know how it goes...
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